Napowrimo #3: The Native English Elephant

The Native English Elephant

The native English elephant
is very rarely seen;
its hide is finely camouflaged
with dappled brown and green.

The elephants of England
are terribly discreet.
They stroll around in hazel woods
on softly-falling feet.

To find if English elephants
are living near you:
in April check for little piles
of bluebell-scented poo.

4 Comments

  1. 4 April 2008 at 2:39 am | Permalink

    I like where you’re going with this series so far. I’m not sure whether or not these rhymes qualify as “phat”, but they are definitely phun.

  2. Harry
    4 April 2008 at 9:18 am | Permalink

    Thanks! Looking at this in the cold light of the morning after, I think S1 needs some work. Or just cutting altogether. Or something like this:

    The native English elephants
    are terribly discreet.
    They stroll around in hazel woods
    on softly-falling feet.

    Despite their size, these elephants
    are very rarely seen;
    they are superbly camouflaged
    with spots of brown and green.

    To find if English elephants
    are living near you:
    in April check for little piles
    of bluebell-scented poo.

  3. 6 April 2008 at 8:24 pm | Permalink

    Love the edit.

    Scavella
    fluffing

  4. Harry
    6 April 2008 at 8:35 pm | Permalink

    Thanks :)

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